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  • Surprise Your Opponent!

    The Benko Gambit is one of the most popular openings among club players. It is indeed very appealing to grab the initiative early in the game playing Black against your opponent who likes to play positional chess. Why do I assume that your oppon... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Tactics!

    Do you find yourself getting a good position only to spoil it by missing a simple tactic?  How about getting a promising attack but failing to find a forced mate or win of material?  I hope these five simple tips will help to sharpen y... | Read More

  • Beware Of Alekhine's Gun

    The 1930 San Remo International was a rather one-sided affair. World Champion Alexander Alekhine stormed through the field, winning 13 games and conceding only two draws. Yet this tournament is remembered not for Alekhine's magisterial performance... | Read More

  • 5 Things You Need For Real-World Chess

    We already know that you can take Chess.com and its mobile app to play chess anywhere, but sometimes there’s nothing like playing on a real board with real pieces. If you’re lucky, you can try your hand at giant bullet chess, but eve... | Read More

  • Nellie

    1892 "BCM"      In 1894 Nellie Love Marshall Showalter, the wife of then U.S. Chess Champion, Jackson Whipps Showalter, played Mrs. Harriet Worrell, the wife of the renowned chess player who had died in 1878, Thomas Herbert Worrall, also... | Read More


    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.27.2015 - day 138

      World Champion Mikhail Tal won against Aleksandrs Koblencs in the USSR in 1965: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against Lhamsuren Myagmarsuren in the Sousse Interzonal Tournament in 1967: White to move and mate i... | Read More

    • Nona Gaprindashvili. A Bow to the Veterans, part 1

      Excerpt from Gaprindashvili's book I Prefer Risk (Предпочитаю риск). A Bow to the Veterans The first woman world champion Vera Menchik was tragically killed on 27th June 1944 during the Nazi bombing of London. After Alexander Ale... | Read More

    • Learning to Play Chess: Weekly Analysis #5

      Attacking is hard. I have been spending time working on trying to organize and execute midgame-endgame plans and a lot of that has revolved around how to attack my opponents position. Last week in one of my games I showed a fairly good attack but ... | Read More

    • Tactics puzzle 7

      White to move, checkmate in 5: | Read More

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      • | Apr 27, 2015
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    • A Look Back At My Path To Winning The U.S. Championship

      This is my first blog on Chess.com, so I'd like to write something really eloquent and profound so I can look back on this moment. However, I am a chess player and not a poet or philosopher! Coming off of my recent win in the U.S. Championshi... | Read More

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  • Barnes' Opening

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    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Read More »

  • Fool's Mate

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    Fool's mate, also known as the "two-move checkmate," is the quickest possible checkmate in the game of chess. One example consists of the moves leading to the position shown... There are eight slight variations on the pattern — White might p... Read More »

  • Maties

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    Hello you are going to see funny checkmates that I and other people will put in here like mate in two and other fun checkmates with rooks, kings, knights,bishops, pawns, and queens. Read More »

  • Minor Pieces Checkmates

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    MINOR Pieces Are Rarely used for mate  It sometimes only used for support mate Im gonna serve you with some puzzle in a position where king is in the Corner/Edge of the board and , we got a few minor pieces(Bishop, Knight, and maybe a Pawn) I thi... Read More »

  • Swallow's Tail Mate

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    Hi! Swallow's Tail mate is a rare mating pattern. It happens when a king is mated , usually because of a queen. 2 other friendly pieces block off potential escape squares. It is quite a simple but strange mate. Hope you had fun reading, and enjo... Read More »